A former Super Eagles’ coach, Samson Siasia has been unveiled as the Brand Ambassador of the Paris Saint Germain-IRUKKA football talent hunt. The unveiling ceremony held in Lagos on Thursday.
The Managing Director of the PSG-IRUKKA pact, Mr. Chinedu Oguike, believes Siasia having coached virtually all the age-group national teams in the country represents the ideals of the project. He said, “Siasia’s dynamism in coaching and youths development speaks volume and we cannot but identify with him to assist us project this initiative. “You will agree with me that Samson (Siasia) is a role model to so many Nigerian young footballers and we believe they would have something to learn from him.” Siasia whose last job with Nigeria was leading the country’s U23 team to the Rio 2016 Olympics commended the owners of the project for creating a platform for the national team coaches to pick players from. “With a project such as this our coaches can always visit the data base and pick players as it is always difficult to discover players and teach them how to play,” he said. The talent hunt, according to the managers is designed to search and scout for young football talents between the ages of 13 and 17 years in Nigeria for further nurturing and development in France. The screening is slated between May and July of this year in 14 cities including Lagos and Aba, just as entry forms would be available in all UBA branches and accredited agents across the country. UBA was introduced to the media as a partner to the project.